Thursday, July 19th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Video: high-quality facial scanning with your DSLR

Ten24 has posted a neat video showing its new facial-capture process, which dispenses with specialised scanning hardware in favour of a ring of standard Canon DSLR cameras.

The process captures high-resolution facial geometry, complete with 4,096 x 4,096 pixel textures, in 1/10,000th of a second, generating some pretty amazing extreme facial positions.

At roughly $1,000 per camera for an 18-camera rig, the hardware cost is on a par with a professional 3D facial scanner, but more flexible, and gives greater coverage round the model.

Ten24 is also using the system for full-body capture, the results of which can be seen on its blog.

The studio’s models have been using in AAA games including Crackdown 2 and Dead Island, and can also be purchased via its online store. It released one of its male head models for free last year.

Read more about Ten24’s facial capture workflow

Read more about the studio’s scanning work on the Ten24 blog